Abdominal Mass…..on a Boa Constrictor!
SonoPath goes exotic! A 26-year-old Boa Constrictor with an abdominal mass.
Patient managed by Dr. Todd Wolf, Companion AH, Parsippany, NJ, USA and imaged by Dr. Eric Lindquist of SonoPath.com & NJ Mobile Associates, Sparta, NJ, USA.
History: A 26-year-old male Boa Constrictor (Image 1) was presented for anorexia & weight loss over last 4 months. The clinical exam revealed good body condition and attitude. A caudal abdominal mass was palpable. Blood analysis revealed elevated total protein and calcium levels. Mild elevation of uric acid was also present.